It's not like I am not slightly Batman obsessed, not at all! 
The first edition first print comics from the 60s that cost a fortune and that I had to fight (not physically of course) for at ComicCon? IDK what these are... 
The Batman figures and collectibles? Hubby’s... Not mine... Never... 
The Batman tattoo on my arm? 
Ok, ok, yes, I am maybe a little bit of a Batman fanatic, I watch the show, like the original one, with Adam West - yes, the weird mayor from Family Guy - I collect stuff, Batman is simply amazing. 
So the current GOTHAM GIRLS limited edition at Walgreens is right up my alley and I couldn't help myself, I HAD to buy at least the beauty books, for Batman collection purposes... 

The limited edition focuses on three Gotham City heroines: Batgirl, Catwoman and Harley Quinn and comprises the beauty books, brush sets, lip balm, nail polish, lip gloss, eyeshadow and blush palette, makeup bags and accessories and more and is currently available at your local Walgreens store. 
Whenever I see a limited edition like that, I will at least get the beauty books, they are the coolest items, very collectible and decorative as well. Oh, and you can use them, too, of course - quality is usually rather good. 
The books cost $12 each, there are three of them, a Batgirl one, Catwoman and Harley Quinn. They are not only designed differently, the eyeshadow selection varies as well as the added products, too. 

Batgirl Beauty Book 

  • 9 eyeshadows - colors: white, gold, yellow, blues, grey, black (Heroine, Justice, Alter Ego, Batcycle, Fearless, Detective, Ally, Barbara, Vigilante 
  • blush - Courage 
  • Eyeshadow Primer - Protector of Gotham City 
  • Lip Gloss - Super Hero Red 
  • Eyeliner Pencil - Black as Night 
  • eyeshadow brush 
  • instructions for 1 daytime + 1 nighttime look 

Catwoman Beauty Book 

  • 9 eyeshadows - colors: tan, brown, purple, greens, black (Cat-Illac, Friendly Foe, Purr-Fect, Flirtatious, Jewel Thief, Cat and Mouse, Cat Mask, Whip, Catsuit) 
  • blush - Meow 
  • Liquid Eyeliner - Burglar 
  • Lip Gloss - Private Vault 
  • Eyeshadow Primer - Nine Lives 
  • eyeshadow brush 
  • instructions for 1 daytime + 1 nighttime look 

Harley Quinn Beauty Book 

  • 9 eyeshadows - colors: white, tan, reds, grey, black (Warped Mind, Crazed, Mayhem, Madness, Clowning Around, Puddin, Trickster, Mallet, Mistah J) 
  • blush - Mad Love 
  • highlighter - Playful 
  • Eyeliner Pencil - Arkham Asylum 
  • Lip Gloss - Hopeless Romantic 
  • eyeshadow brush 
  • instructions for 1 daytime + 1 nighttime look 

Each book is designed in the colors of the character and the costume colors are being picked up in the color palettes pretty well, too. The names of all colors remind of the comic books, which I like, there's a lot of attention to detail. 
These beauty books are a great addition to all beauty book collectors as well as Batman fanatics and Gotham junkies. 

How do you like the beauty books? 
Did you spot them already, too? 
Are you planning on getting one? 
Feel free to leave a comment, have a great day, sparkle on! 
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6.40 AM at the bus stop for the school bus, 4 other moms are here, too, plus 2 dads, most of them more than one kid with them, a little chatter arises even though it is too early for anything… Early is key today - we talk about the struggles of getting out of bed at that unearthly time and the even bigger struggle of getting our kids up and going and excited about the day and fascinate about the fact how all of them, who are now playing on the sidewalk, chattering, showing off toys and sticker books, just 15 minutes ago had been moving like sloths, acting as if they had to stay awake for night after night watching after hungry babies, consoling night terror ridden kids… That’s how the conversation shifted to bedtimes and almost the whole circle agreed on a bedtime around 7 PM - well, except me: “We don’t have bedtimes.” I mumble a little bit, knowing that this usually leads to not only a bombardment with questions, disbelief and the notion that I fail at the simplest task of mothering like putting kids to bed. The latter doesn’t bother me much, the disbelief is rather amusing knowing how well this actually works and how relaxed bedtime is here and the first, well, I guess, I will have to explain, more so when people find out, we have no set times at all, almost no rules and practice attachment parenting, which is far away from authoritative parenting styles that are still very popular and often practiced here in this area.

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I finally am getting to blog this amazing bag, I’ve been looking forward to this post forever - because that’s what it took me to finally get to it and blog the other bags before that….
August’s Glam Bag was one of the best ones this year, if not the greatest in 2016 so far and maybe even of the year!
Why am I so excited and raving about it so much?
See for yourselves…

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makeup bag with fairy tale print
Sally’s Box Secret Garden 2 Step System Olive Oil Ampoule Sheet Mask + Camellia Oil Ampoule Sheet Mask
DERMELECT Cosmeceuticals Peptide-Infused Nail Laquer - Inscripted
Japoesque Velvet Touch Blush - Shade No. 2
NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator - Gleam
Organic Surge Daily Care Perfecting Face Polish

makeup bag with fairy tale print


This month’s bag is definitely the prettiest so far, maybe even ever. A fairy tales lover’s dream come true basically, all in beautiful watercolor strokes in pastel colors. So, so pretty, I will be using this all the time for quite a while, I love this design!

Sally’s Box Secret Garden 2 Step System Olive Oil Ampoule Sheet Mask + Camellia Oil Ampoule Sheet Mask



The beauty and cute, playful designs continue, now would you look at this amazing packaging! These are so adorable, aren't they? 
This is a 2 step system that is supposed to replenish dry, rough skin, keep it moist and radiant. First, you apply the ampoule to your cleansed face, before it can absorb, put the sheet mask over your face. leaving it on for about 10 - 20 minutes. After taking the sheet mask off, gently pat the remaining essences of the mask into your skin. 
These masks follow the 10 Step Korean Skin Care regiment and idea of leave in essences, ampoules and sheet masks - wonderful. I cannot wait to try these out, but at the same time I don't want to use them, the packaging is too cute. 

DERMELECT Cosmeceuticals Peptide-Infused Nail Laquer - Inscripted



This nail polish does more than just add some color onto your nails - the peptide-infused polish is a nail treatment designed to strengthen weak and brittle nails. Furtermore it is supposedly chip resistant and 5 free, that means without the top toxic nail chemicals contained in many other polish brands. 
Sounds interesting, 5 free or ANTHING free formulas are always extra welcome here, because of the kids. They love getting their nails painted and even many kid's cosmetics contain many ingredients that are not ideal, maybe not necessarily harmful, but oten harsh or irritating. 5 free forulas will give you peace of mind, even when the kids lick their fingers. 
The color is cute, a mauvy pink, looks interesting. 

Japoesque Velvet Touch Blush - Shade No. 2



I've always wanted to try somethign from this old, Japanese brand, that started off as Kabuki theatre makeup - I am quite obsessed with Arthur Golden's book "Memoirs of a Geisha", so this is just erfect, it immediately brings me back into 1930 Tokyo and I just had to dig the book out from the piles on my little book shelf. It's banged up because I have read it so often, but it just doesn't get boring, the story is too beautiful, too poetic, too full of life's sadnesses and happy moments, all submerged in the deep, traditional Geisha culture of Tokyo's entertainment houses. 
The blush itself is pretty, too, the simple packaging enhances the beautiful color, a soft peachy tone with subtle cool shimmer. The texture is super light weight, color intensity easily buildable for ultimate control. This might become my favorite blush, it creates a fresh, glowing complexion. 

NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator - Gleam



Highlight, shimmer, shine, yes, yes, yes, give it to me, give it all to me! 
I am slightly highlighter obsessed and am loving to experiment around with different textures etc. right now. I received the Illuminator in the shade "Gleam" - a golden peachy pearl shade. 
The illuminator can be worn alone, mixed in with foundation or bb cream or simply your skin care or worn as a highlighter. It blends very easily and leaves behind a pearlescent glow. 

Organic Surge Daily Care Perfecting Face Polish


This gentle face polish contains finely ground olive stone to remove dirt, impurities and dead skin cells, rosemary and lemon oils purify complexion, chamomile and ginko biloba soothe and soften and almond oil adds extra hydration. 
Sounds like the perfecct face scrub, especailly when also considering that it is free from parabens, artificial fragrances and genetically altered ingredients. Just plain, organic goodness. 
I use facial scrubs several times a week, so I can always use a back up, this is a decent sized sample, too, that should last for a few weeks. 

An amazing bag, I am super happy about everything, the bag itself is so pretty, the sheet masks are interesting and super cute, the nail polish just what I needed for my super brittle nails - I really hope it works - I love the blush and the highlighter and have use for the face scrub, so a perfect bag basically. 
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How do you like the products? Would you have been excited about it as well? 

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